I've started this post 3 times this morning and at least 3 dozen times in my head in the last few days trying to find the right words or phrases to not only sum up an entire year, but also my wishes for the next one.
I accomplished much this year. I taught myself to quilt. I taught myself to run. I taught myself when running hurts you should stop and rest. And I taught myself to actually sit and rest when I couldn't run because I didn't listen to the former lesson.
I ran 500+ miles since last summer.
I finished 3 twin size quilts for my kids, and 5 others for babies I know all around.
I cried. A lot more than I'll admit.
I got real stubborn and ran some more.
I found out who my true friends are, and who just want to pretend.
Hopefully I found some clarity and peace, some days I think I have, others...not so much. That's a work in progress.
As far as 2012 goes, I keep coming up with thing after thing to accomplish and with each one an alternate reason why it really isn't that important. I'm terrible at resolutions. Probably why I've never actually made them stand out in print anywhere. My list always read like a grand TO DO list instead of a resolution list. Lists are the only thing that keep me organized at all so I might as well stick with what I know.... here's my list....
2012 TO DO -
- run a 10-miler race.
- run a 7 minute mile, and then another one at the same time.
-ace my grad classes Spring, Summer, and Fall.
-gain more patience with my kids, to not be rushing them here or there, to really enjoy each and every moment while they are still little.
-get a perfect score on my AF PT test
-organize my house.
-finish a quilt just for me.
Mainly I just want to face 2012 with a little more confidence, a little more peace, a lot more patience, and some resolve to roll with the punches as best I can.
No guarantees that I won't fall flat on my face a few times but I came out of 2011 knowing that's ok too. Learning how to fall down, assess the damages, get back up and keep going is part of life. Unfortunately it was a big part of 2011, but hopefully 2012 will be better.
Here's hoping your 2012 is the same.